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Dr Abrar Hussain is a Consultant specialising in General Psychiatry and Liaison Psychiatry (interface between psychological and physical health).
His areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, traumatic stress, personality disorders and psychosomatic disorders. He runs a specialist clinic in the NHS for functional neurological disorders.
He completed his medical training in 2003 in Chennai, India as a gold medallist and completed his postgraduate training in Psychiatry in London. He was awarded membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2009. He is on the General Medical Council Specialist Register.
Dr Hussain believes in a holistic approach using a combination of pharmacological and psychological interventions. He is Accredited in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), a type of collaborative therapy based on exploring relationship patterns. He is also an EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) therapy is a powerful approach for traumatic memories.
Apart from his clinical work, he is a mentor for the Thames Valley and Wessex Leadership Academy. He is active in teaching and provides training to junior psychiatrists taking the Royal College of Psychiatrists examination as the Course Director for MRCPsych CASC course.
His research portfolio includes the national multi-centre CODES trial for dissociative seizures where he was a Principal Investigator. He presents both nationally and internationally at conferences and speaks at several regional and national events. He has also published scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals.
- MBBS Sri Ramachandra University 2003
- MRCPsych Royal College of Psychiatrists 2009
- Certificate of Completion of Training General Medical Council 2012
- PG Certificate in University Learning and Teaching Imperial College London 2012
- Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) - Accredited Therapist The Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy 2018
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) - Accredited Europe Practitioner EMDR UK and Ireland Association 2018
Thank you for being a good listener and for being kind.
It was easy to talk to you and I felt comfortable. I have tried to get help in the past and finally things seem to be moving.
Dear Dr Hussain, you helped me a lot which I am forever grateful for!
"You are brilliant!"
Thank you Dr Hussain, that was sound advice and I am glad we continued with the same dose as it is clearly helping now.
Dear Dr Hussain, Thanks for all your work and help. Also for the video call. We will contact you when we need more appointments and we will recommend it.
Dr Hussain, I cannot thank you enough for your treatment and support. Feeling lot better.
I really appreciate your understanding and support during this time. Thanks!
Thank you for your expertise doctor, I feel the treatment is helpful and can feel 70% improvement in me.
It was a positive experience and felt safe to talk about some really difficult issues. Hope to carry on with the plan.
Helped to answer my questions. Glad you are able to help.
Thank you for the helpful consultation and explanation.
I have noticed good improvement in my condition. You have been a fantastic psychiatrist for me!
I didn't really get an answer as to what my actual issue is (diagnosis), but Dr Hussain gave me a plan for treatment using new medication and also talking therapies. It's great to have a direction to go along with to my recovery.
Dr Hussain was incredibly articulate and thorough throughout consultation. He was able to ask the necessary questions to find the route of the issues and give an accurate diagnosis. Would not hesitate to recommend.
Thanks for your help Dr Hussain
Dear Dr Hussain, thank you for investing your time and effort into my recovery from severe anxiety. I am ready to take the next steps on my own. Regards.
Very quick response from the beginning, with a very quick appointment made. We had a very thorough chat and I really felt like he listened to me. In just an hour I really felt he understood my needs and how best to support me. A very positive experience.
I was very anxious at the start of the appointment and this was my first with a psychiatrist. Ended up feeling very satisfied with the explanation and treatment plan.
Pleased to have seen Dr Hussain. It was a good consultation and I made the right choice.
So pleased to have received the treatment and it's been such a long journey - happy with the improvement and have been discharged.
There has been a massive improvement in my depression since starting treatment! Thank you.
Helped to clarify diagnosis.
I saw Dr Hussain after a personal recommendation. I was able to discuss my diagnosis and am starting on my new treatment now. Fingers crossed!
I was looking for a local psychiatrist after moving to Reading. I saw Dr Hussain for a consultation and was impressed at his ability to go through all my past records and carry out a detailed assessment. What I found most helpful was that he gave me options and explained pros and cons, I could make an informed choice. I feel in control of my treatment. Looking forward to seeing Dr Hussain for my review appointment in 2 months.
I am very pleased with the treatment. Dr Hussain was able to identify the issue for me. Found him to be very patient with me. Mood is now getting better and I can see the improvement!
I have seen Dr Hussain three times. He is kind and listens to my concerns. I don't feel judged by him.
The most helpful thing for me was the warmth and genuine care I experienced. I was able to be open and honest about things that have been bothering me for a long time.
Dr Hussain showed care and attention to my issues
It was so helpful. Dr Hussain identified deeper issues. This one session was far more helpful than all my counselling sessions I have been through.
My first psychiatric appointment - found it helpful.
It was a very comprehensive consultation. I feel excited about exploring the treatment options with Dr Hussain. He really listened to my concerns and it was so easy to talk to him.
The consultation was very helpful and was thorough.
I can't thank Dr Hussain enough for all his help and diagnosis. I highly recommend him. I was experiencing severe emotional difficulties and had been searching for an answer my whole life but was never able to get an answer until I saw Dr Hussain, he really helped me figure out what was going on, diagnosing me with bipolar. He was able to see the symptoms that my self and no one else had been able to pick up on or see and piece them together in just one session. I felt like he really listened to me taking everything into consideration. I felt very comfortable talking to him and felt I was able to be open about my symptoms without being judged. When perscribing me medication he didn't just give me a medication, he really took into account my personal preferences and personal circumstances. Dr Hussain has really helped me be able to piece everything together, make sense of everything and move forward.
I have met Dr Hussain three times. The sessions are incredibly helpful and I am making a phased return back to work. His support has been excellent!
Good amount of time to discuss difficulties.
I have been incredibly fortunate to have received EMDR Therapy with Dr Abrar Hussain, He is excellent and I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Helpful and very informative consultation.
Felt safe and secure to share information confidentially. All questions answered. Satisfied.
I felt so relaxed during my appointment Dr Hussain made me feel normal and paid attention to me as a person.
Helpful and kind
Comfortable and professional
Dr Hussain understood my cultural beliefs and revised my old diagnosis with one that makes sense to me. Thank you!
I am very satisfied with the consultation and treatment planning.
Excellent! Really good at explaining the root cause of depression with a CBT model
Good comprehensive assessment and treatment plan.
I didn't know I would be able to tell Dr Hussain so much at our first meeting, I am satisfied with the consultation and the recommendations.
I understand why I have been feeling this way
Consultation for PTSD. Very satisfied